At Ewhurst CE Infant School we teach RE so children learn to :
- Appreciate the distinctive nature of religion and the contribution of religious and spiritual insights and values to the individual’s search for meaning and purpose in life.
- Learn about Christianity as a living faith, God, Jesus, the Christian Church, the Bible, Christian ways of life
- Learn about Judaism and Islam and aspects of other cultures and traditions represented in the classroom and show respect for all
- Develop interest in and enthusiasm for RE to enhance their understanding of themselves, others and the natural world to help form their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and personal values and beliefs
- Develop the ability to make reasoned, reflective, informed and creative responses to religious and moral issues
- Recognise religions influence on their culture and community life
- To reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are mainly Christian, but to take account of other religions represented and to celebrate diversity
- To start laying sound foundations for future development of religious understanding, spiritual insight and moral conviction
- Through our School Values start to identify links to theology and personal convictions.
At Ewhurst CE Infant School RE is taught accordance with the Guildford Diocesan Guidelines recognising the School’s special character as a Church of England Aided School. It is taught alongside the school’s vision and values developing the strong links between Religious Education, Personal and Social Education and Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Education, in ways which are appropriate for pupils aged 4 – 7. This approach helps pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own.
Our children are taught RE in units of work, we also include a whole school Easter Pause Morning. Children learn about three religions and learn from religious teaching. Off site visits to our parish Church and Guildford Cathedral are part of the curriculum.
Our children will develop the skills to consider the information they are learning about and reflect on how they wish to live their life. Their knowledge of our three different religions will help them live happily in today’s world. Using our School Values will develop a strong moral code to help them develop the skills to work alongside all people. We know we have achieved this when children enjoy RE, want to know more and leave Ewhurst as confident learners.
|Who is God?||Harvest Festival||What is the Bible about?||Christmas why do people give presents?|
|Who is Jesus?||Why do Christians pray?||Easter Morning Pause||
Easter, Is Easter happy or sad?
|Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat?||What is the Torah and why is it important to Jews Shabbat?||What is a Church?|
|Autumn||Why is the Bible an important book to Christians?||What is a Christian?||Christmas Advent Workshop||Why did angels announce the birth of Jesus?|
|Why did Jesus tell parables?||Why do Christians go to church?||Easter Pause Morning||
What is Easter really about?
|Summer||What is important to Muslim children?||How do Christians worship God?||Leavers End of Year service|